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Central Africa Ch7.2 History and Culture

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Kongo Kingdom
founded in the 1300s and located near the mouth of the Congo River. Its people set up trade routes to western and eastern Africa
Ivory
cream-colored material that comes from elephant tusks
Dialects
regional varieties of a language
Likembe
thumb piano invented in the Congo region
Makossa
type of dance music that originated in Cameroon and has become popular throughout Africa
Natural Resources
Europeans came to the Central Africa in the late 1400s to obtain these
Bantu
language group that hundreds of languages spoken in Central Africa originate from
Protestant Christianity
most common religion in former British colonies
Transportation
many Central African countries have been slow develop their natural resources due to these poor systems
Roman Catholic
most common religion in former French, Spanish, and Portuguese colonies
Islam/Hinduism
common religions practiced by many in Zambia
Slave
trade between Europeans and some Central African kingdoms that lasted about 300 years, with many people being forces to go to colonies in the Americas